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PIP Reassessment,!!!

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nharrod
nharrod Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all, nervous to say the least: just been informed that PIP are requesting a reassessment and to be totally honest I am a little perplexed,however this is the case,
like I said I'm very very anxious/nervous and down right worried, especially like the majority of us all on here rely heavily on our awards(even though it's really not enough) and I'm extremely worried because without it,I really don't know where I'd go!
I have quite a few disabilities and obviously assumed that the award would continue, as one of my disabilities is a degenerative disease, the last time was back in December 2021 when I had to go to Tribunal(this was conducted via video, due to Covid) and I won, so now I may be a bit paranoid that they're going to be trying more stringently to stop the award, and now I'm older, I haven't got the energy for a fight all over again,
has anyone recently had any success on reassessment cases or can push me in the right direction for a little help.



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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    Everyone claiming PIP has reviews. When you were awarded by a Tribunal they would have told you then length of the award. It should also tell you on the award letter you received from DWP at the time. 

    If it's a text message you received telling you that your review has started then you should expect the forms within the next couple of weeks. You should treat it as a new claim, even if there's been no changes. Please do not just write no change and no further information, especially as you were awarded by a Tribunal the last time. 

    You should also include a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you. Adding detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 

    I'd also advise you to include a copy of the Tribunal decision letter in with the form when you return it. 

    You should expect another assessment as most people have them. They are done either by telephone or face to face at an assessment centre. 

    If you need extra time to return the form you can ring PIP to ask for an extra couple of weeks and they will do that for you. 

    There are very long delays for review decisions so you could be waiting quite sometime before you hear something. Your current award will continue while you wait for a decision. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • nharrod
    nharrod Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you ever so much for your reply and advice. I have looked at the award from the Upper Tribunal and I couldn't see anywhere on the award how long it would be for, however on the letter from PIP, it backdated the award to the date of my PIP inception which was Oct 2019( the court date was Dec 2021) and would run until Oct 23.Looking back through paperwork,I found a letter from PIP asking for a form, which I sent to them back in early 23, but then I received a letter in September 23 advising me that my award is being extended until September 24 and now I've received a text advising that I've got a video call next week! Baffled to say the least and anxious.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    This will be the assessment for the form you returned to them early in 2023. Yes, your award was extended until 2024 because of the delays with review decisions being so long. This doesn't mean your review wouldn't still go ahead as normal. 

    You can change the video call to a telephone call if you prefer that. You can do this by ringing the health assessment providers. 

    Did you keep a copy of the form you returned more than a year ago? (you should have) if you did then have a read of that before the assessment to remind yourself of what you wrote. The assessment will be to gather more evidence to support your claim. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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